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A Study to Assess the Knowledge of Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis Regarding Their Dietary Management at Selected Hospitals of NCR and Delhi

Parul Saini, Smriti Arora


Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of patients undergoing hemodialysis regarding their dietary management. Method: The descriptive survey approach adopted for the study. The research design used was cross sectional design. The data was collected using purposive sampling technique from 50 adult patients undergoing hemodialysis of Salokaya Hemodialysis Centre, New Delhi and Paras Hospital, Gurugram. The tool developed for the data collection was a structured interview schedule which was validated by five experts. The analysis and interpretation of data collected was done by computing the frequencies and percentages. Results: It was found that only 2% of the patients undergoing hemodialysis had good knowledge, 58% had average level knowledge and 40% had poor level of knowledge about their dietary management. The overall mean and median of the knowledge scores were 11.72 and 14, respectively. The standard deviation was 4.15. Conclusion: Majority i.e. 58% of patients undergoing hemodialysis were having average knowledge about their dietary management. Thus, it is recommended to disseminate the correct knowledge regarding dietary management to the patients undergoing hemodialysis.

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